Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Trumpet of Spring

The unofficial announcement of Spring!

Daffodils planted many many years ago along the driveway going down to Tumblin Waters.

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

from Daffodils (1804) by William Wordsworth


Motherkitty said...

I noticed yesterday that my paperwhites were coming up. That's always a sure sign of spring around here. Of course, since you are further south, you get spring earlier than we do. Lovely picture and poem.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I love your quotes...especially this one today along with picture of the daffodils.
So simple and so beautiful.

Finn said...

Absolutely beautiful Susan..thank you for reminding me how much I love that shade of yellow. I miss my daffodils since moving here, mine were always early due to being planted on the south side of my house..*VBS* I'll stop and buy some today, when I'm in town for the dr. Hugs, Finn

jellyhead said...

Ah, just what I needed to start this grey, rainy day!

And thank you so much, Susan, for your supportive remarks on my last post. I really needed to hear some reassurance, as it truly has sent me into a bit of a spin, losing my anonymity. It probably sounds silly, but I was checking anxiously this morning to see what you, Motherkitty, Sandy, and a few other blogpals had to say. Thanks again,


doubleknot said...

The dafodils are lovely. Would you belive I remember that poem from when I was younger and read a lot of poetry - You could not have chosen a better verse.

Seeing Anew said...

Hi, Susan, your daffodils are lovely! Did you know that March 1st is St. David's Day, the national holiday of Wales in the UK? It is a Welsh custom to celebrate by buying daffodils and wearing a leek pinned to your lapel. Both leek and daffodil are national symbols of Wales. In any case, when I went to buy daffodils at the store yesterday (since mine in the garden haven't bloomed yet), I was told that daffodil growers in the south suffered heavy crop damage due to weather, and so stores in the north are unable to place their usual orders! :-( So THANK YOU for posting a photo of those beautiful daffodils. And Wordsworth is my favorite poet -- I love that poem.